Carpentersville and Area History


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Area Pages Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Please take your time and check out all of the area history pages, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

What was Carpentersville like in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s?

Carpentersville was a place where we all felt safe, any time of day or night.  A place we called home, a place with friends, family and great people.  Whether you lived there for a year or a life time, the memories of Carpentersville are forever in your mind.  Check out all of the area history pages.

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Founder’s Days, the Meat Market, Towne Park, the Fox River. What a great place to grow up. Take a look back at some of the awesome memories of this great town.


The movie theater, Corner Cupboard and so much more. Many Carpentersville students attended Barrington High and many residents worked in Barrington.

The Meadowdale Shopping Center, Besinger Community Center, Parades, neighborhoods, neighbors, family and friends. What a wonderful place to grow up. Take a look back at some precious memories.

Images of Christmas in the Carpentersville Area.
Take a look back at area churches through the years.

East and West Dundee

Masi’s Pizza, The Dundee Theater, Dairy Queen, Parks, Main Street, and lots more. Take a look back through time at the wonderful Dundee area.

Great shopping and wonderful parks. Lord’s Park, Wing Park, Trout Park, the Clock Tower, so many memories. Elgin was an amazing city and there are so many memories to see.
Fox Valley Rifle Range

A memory for many, the rifle range in Carpentersville was frequented by many. Take a look back at some fun memories of a place that many loved.

Haegers Bend

A special area between Carpentersville and Algonquin, on the Fox River. The people who called it home have such fond memories and will never forget their time there.


Lake in the Hills was once a small residential community where farms dotted the landscape.

Lake Marian

A small sub-division in Carpentersville with a private lake.  The people who lived there loved the little community but over time there were issues with the dam and the lake no longer exists.

People and Houses

An amazing trip through time.
Take a look at hundreds of photos from the area over four decades. The people and the houses of the Carpentersville area through the decades.
Historic Area Videos

Dozens of area videos from the Meadowdale Raceway to Homecoming Parades. Dundee, Carpentersville and the Fox Valley area. These videos are sure to bring back some wonderful memories.
Sleepy Hollow
A special little town that holds special memories for anyone who lived there. Take a look back at this quiet community that so many called home.


The history of the Meadowdale Development, the Shopping Center, Carnival, Bowling Alley, Raceway, Wintergarden Arcade, and so much more.


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.

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